Halal Act To Be Formulated Next Year

SEPANG, Dec 21 (Bernama) — Malaysia will formulate the Halal Act by
the end of next year which, among other things, will promote the growth
of the halal industry and check the problems of halal certificate

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Jamil Khir
Baharom said the proposed act would specify the form of action and
measures to be taken against those using fake halal certificates and
the laxity by certain quarters in complying with the halal regulation.

“These include falsifying the certificate, while there are also
others who have obtained the halal certificate but do not comply with
the syariah requirement, thus it needs some form of enforcement,” he
told reporters after opening the IMT-GT Third International Symposium
on Halal Science and Management 2009, here Monday.

He said the implementation of the proposed act would also help in tackling the various halal issues that might crop up.